Soothing and Restorative Massage Therapy
First popular in the U.S. during the mid-19th century, Massage Therapy can trace its roots back to ancient times. It is described as the practice of working and acting on the body with pressure, moving–tension motion, or vibration, performed either manually or with mechanical aids. Depending on application and technique, massage is used not only to promote relaxation and well-being, but also to treat injuries and other problems affecting the body’s musculature.
Massage complements both our Flotation Therapy and Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna services in the treatment of pain, reduction of blood pressure, and calming of anxiety. Not only that, Massage and Flotation Therapy may also activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which can stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin—leaving one in a good mood.
Basic Swedish Massage (Couple’s Massage Available)
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body my stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists may use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. Benefits may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Deep Tissue Massage
Because of the need to have muscles in complete relaxation, we recommend deep tissue massage after a float session for maximum results.
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. This technique requires advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage in which a therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of his or her own hands. The heat can be deeply relaxing, helping to warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply and quickly.
Based on ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond with other parts of the body. This bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. It is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. Especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders, reflexology is most effective where direct manipulation in not appropriate due to trauma or disease.
Lymphatic Drainage Technique
Pregnancy massage targets the bodily regions most affected during pregnancy, easing muscle tension, aches and pains, and specific areas of strain unique to each mother-to-be.
*Available only with physician’s approval.